1. Make a schedule
I use the Notes app on my iPhone to block off periods of time to do stuff so I limit myself to doing one or two things per block of time. That way, I can focus on multiple things per day and perfect them more than if I were to just try to do everything at once in an unstructured time period. The most important thing, however, is to write it down. You will not remember a schedule for an entire day in your head. Writing down a schedule will make it more likely for you to stay on task and accomplish what you want to throughout the day.
2. Make a calendar of important deadlines.
This feeds into scheduling, but let’s be real, we all have deadlines to meet, whether they are for work, school, or even chores at home. Setting a specific time for you to finish gives you a bit of a sense of urgency to finishing a task. On top of that, if you use Google Calendar, you can be reminded about a task anywhere from 30 minutes to 24 hours prior, which is great so you don’t forget where to start or finish.
3. Realize your breaking point.
Often, we take on a lot of things we are passionate about but do not have time for. This leads to a lot of things being done hastily and, sometimes, horribly. If there is too much on your plate, you have to get comfortable with saying no to doing more, no matter how enticing it may be or how passionate you are about the task at hand. Think of your duties like a buffet: finish what’s on your plate before you get up to get more.
-- Ricardo Canelo